Costa Rica rural community support fund

by Corcovado Foundation
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Costa Rica rural community support fund
Costa Rica rural community support fund
Costa Rica rural community support fund
Costa Rica rural community support fund
Costa Rica rural community support fund
Costa Rica rural community support fund
Costa Rica rural community support fund
Costa Rica rural community support fund
Costa Rica rural community support fund
Costa Rica rural community support fund
Costa Rica rural community support fund
Costa Rica rural community support fund
Costa Rica rural community support fund
Costa Rica rural community support fund
Costa Rica rural community support fund
Costa Rica rural community support fund
Costa Rica rural community support fund
Costa Rica rural community support fund
Costa Rica rural community support fund
Costa Rica rural community support fund
Costa Rica rural community support fund
Costa Rica rural community support fund
Costa Rica rural community support fund
Costa Rica rural community support fund
Costa Rica rural community support fund

Summary

With this project, we are able to collaborate on community development projects, such as improving water systems, community infrastructure, supporting entrepreneurs through seed capital, support art and music programs and much more community needs. Drake Bay is one of the regions with the highest unemployment in the country, it has a high of multidimensional poverty index and a high emigration of young people from the area.

$75,000
total goal
$16,672
remaining
219
donors
0
monthly donors
3
fundraisers
11
years

Challenge

Drake Bay and its surrounding communities are small rural communities, where most of the population depends directly or indirectly on tourism. Given the world situation, tourism has been one of the most affected sectors. The elderly in Drake Bay often survived with the support of their children and close relatives, who at this time due to the fall in tourism are going to be out of work. In addition, these older adults are in very isolated communities, which generates greater risk.

Solution

We will direct our talents, energy, and time to collect money and goods, then deliver food baskets and supplies to help lessen some of the health risks and economic damage facing the elderly. The FACOSA (The Osa Community Support Project) has already disbursed around $45,000 USD for several community projects. We have served this community for over 20 years.

Long-Term Impact

We are collecting goods and cleaning supplies for the most vulnerable population at the moment - the elderly people of Drake Bay. We hope that by supporting them, we will be able to reduce their need to look for informal jobs to survive and their risk of getting sick. We want them to stay at home and have food, cleaning supplies, or medicines, to be safe and have their dignity. There are at least 53 people 65 or older living in poverty and isolation in Drake Bay. They need help.

Resources

Organization Information

Corcovado Foundation

Location: Moravia,, San Jose - Costa Rica
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Francisco Delgado
Drake Bay , Puntarenas Costa Rica
$58,328 raised of $75,000 goal
 
383 donations
$16,672 to go
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